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The Jimmy Dore Show

Jimmy Dore Show - May 5, 2011

With Frank Conniff, Mike MacRae, Paul Gilmartin, Robert Yasumura, Stef Zamorano

Originating from KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, The Jimmy Dore Show is an irreverent and humorous take on today’s headlines and hypocrites. The program skewers politicians as well as the corporate mouthpieces which make up today’s mainstream “news media.” Each and every week, The Jimmy Dore Show provides the unvarnished truth with a twist of funny.

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This was a brilliant show. The section where you talk about torture really pushed the envelope. Not only did you talk about the issue from multiple angles, you showed the conflict in the media and politicians for their support of it.

The insight about the media supporting torture because it was “exciting” was something I hadn’t considered. Excellent point!

Whomever made the “What is the baby wearing?” joke earned a spit take from me. Stunningly black humor and then Jimmy brought it home with a real comment about values. A painfully insightful coda.

Your analysis about Seth at the White House correspondence’s dinner was spot on and Frank’s comment about how what the media consider a success vs what the rest of us consider a success is something important to keep in mind. Stephen Colbert gave the speech of the Decade for that event and they don’t want to be that hilariously brutal again.

Overall six stars out of five for the insights
four and 7/8th stars out of five for the humor.

I’m not sure Seth Meyers would have accomplished much even if he had done the set you guys dreamed he’d do. It’s not like the assembled guests would say “Gee Mr. Late Night Comedian, thank you so much for teaching us all about politics and journalism. Your talking points have given us much to think about and we shall begin massive reforms immediately.” Better to just be funny, take the pay check and the good will and run!

Wow, 4 and 7/8th stars,( I’m putting it down as 5 stars anyway).
Beautiful Mind: when you say “Better to just be funny, take the pay check and the good will and run!” who is it better for? I’m glad Colbert didn’t think that way, which is why it was the best piece of political humor in history and people still talk about it today. I guess its a tough choice, speak truth to power and create something truly great and long lasting, or have a bunch of corrupt, incompetent-assholes like you for a night.

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